Farnborough College of Technology
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Our Vocational Courses

Many of the Vocational Courses we offer are BTEC courses. We also offer a small number of qualifications through City & Guilds and IMI. BTECs are career-based qualifications designed to give students the skills they need to move on to higher education or go straight into employment.

“BTEC courses give you real, hands-on experience. It’s what I call ‘learning by doing’ and gives you the skills today’s employers are looking for.”

Peter Jones CBE, Entrepreneur

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Chosen by over 1 million learners every year, BTEC offers a range of professional qualifications for anyone taking their first steps into the world of work, progressing through their careers or planning to enter university.

After 30 years of proven success, more employers and Higher Education institutions across the globe are choosing BTEC-qualified candidates for their practical knowledge and employability skills.


Classroom style teaching combined with project work and practical, work-related activities help to develop students’ behavioural skills, which can include teamwork, creative thinking and presentation skills.

BTECs are graded using a Pass (P), Merit (M), Distinction (D) and Distinction* (D*) scale. Depending on the size of your course, you may receive one, two or three grades. If the work you produce isn’t of a high enough quality to pass with a P grade, you will be awarded a U, which means ‘Unclassified’.

BTEC Nationals qualify for UCAS points. You can apply for university places through UCAS – the University and Colleges Admissions Service.


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